Category Archives: NC Board Of Education

#NCED Updates: School Safety Meetings and Another ‘Ed Commission’ with Gates Ties

Three North Carolina Education updates this time around: Legislative committee on school safety has created two work groups, State Board of Education shifts positions around, yet another ‘education commission’ with Gates ties is making the rounds, and the Innovative School District assigns an operator to Ashpole Elementary. Continue reading

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Hickory and Newton-Conover Schools Go Beyond Statute, Raise Drop Out Age to 18

At the North Carolina State Board of Education meeting held on October 6th, resolutions were presented by Hickory county schools and Newton-Conover schools regarding the drop out age.

The resolutions raise the drop out age from 16 to 18, thereby making 11th and 12th grades compulsory. Continue reading

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WaPo Cites D.C. Graduation Rate at 76%, But There is a Problem.

In an article at The Washington Post, the District of Columbia graduation rate was reported at 79%. However, there is a big ‘but’ that comes along with that number as 1% met math standards and 4% met reading standards. Continue reading

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16 Charters Were Approved by the NC Charter Advisory Board, Yet Only 8 Were Voted on

At the August meeting of the State Board of Education, 8 charter school applications were voted on and approved. However, 16 charter schools were approved by the Charter School Advisory Board (CSAB).

CSAB members were angered and the group issued a resolution, requesting the State Board of Education consider each application approved by CSAB in the future. Continue reading

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Eight Charter Schools Approved By NC State Board of Education

On the second day of the monthly meeting of the North Carolina State Board of Education this past week, eight new charter schools were given approval to move forward. Continue reading

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